Book Discussion: The Sympathizer
January 15th @ 10:30 am
3139 N Street NW
Set as the flashback in a coerced confession of a political prisoner, the book tells the story of the South Vietnamese Government in 1975 and subsequent events in American exile in Los Angeles, through the eyes of a half-Vietnamese, half-French undercover communist agent. The spy remains unnamed throughout the novel from the fall of Saigon, to refugee camps and relocation in Los Angeles, to his time as a film consultant in the Philippines, and finally to his return and subsequent imprisonment in Vietnam. A Vietnamese reviewer noted that, finally, Americans have a chance to gain a new perspective on the war, one that is in contrast to the one provided by Hollywood myth-makers.
Guided Tour of Duke Ellington School of the Arts
Jan 23rd @ 2 pm
3500 R Street NW
During this two hour guided tour, we will have the opportunity to view the Museum Studies department’s exhibition and possibly get a sneak peek at the set up and tech for the Vocal Music and Instrumental Music departments’ joint performance scheduled for that evening. We might even get a glimpse of the rehearsal too. RSVP by calling or emailing the office by January 19.
January 31, @12:00 PM
Arena Stage, 1101 6th St SW
Some wounds refuse to heal. Mary Kathryn Nagle’s daring new work, which debuts as the fourth production in Arena Stage’s Power Plays initiative, travels the intersections of personal and political truths, historic and present struggles. Sarah Ridge Polson, a young Cherokee lawyer fighting to restore her Nation’s jurisdiction, must confront the ever-present ghosts of her grandfathers. With shadows stretching from 1830s Cherokee Nation (now present-day Georgia) and Andrew Jackson’s White House to the Cherokee Nation in present-day Oklahoma, Sovereignty asks how high the flames of anger can rise before they ultimately consume the truth.
Tickets are limited, please call the Georgetown Village office at 202-999-8988 to reserve your seat.